Explore Sutton Hoo with your group

A group enjoys a burial mound tour at Sutton Hoo

Bring your group for a day at Sutton Hoo and explore this incredible landscape and our exhibition spaces. Please do get in touch to find out more about booking your visit.

Top itineraries

Whether you’re visiting for a whole day, half a day or two hours, we have some great planned itineraries so that you can make the most of your group's visit.

See the majestic Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Ground, take a trip around Tranmer House or get inspired by one of our exhibitions in our newly re-designed Exhibition Hall, which has also been re-named the High Hall. You'll find something for everyone to enjoy.

[Please note, some areas of the site may not be fully available during summer 2019 whilst we transform your visitor experience to Sutton Hoo – please get in touch for more information.]

Sunrise over the Royal Burial Ground at Sutton Hoo

Download our Group Booking Information sheet 

We have some great planned itineraries to help you make the most of your group visit to Sutton Hoo - download our information sheet to find out more.

Guided Royal Burial Ground Tours

(£2.50 per person)

Drink in the haunting beauty of this Anglo-Saxon site with a tour that takes you out and onto Mound One – where the famous ship burial was discovered. Accompanied by one of our experienced volunteer guides, you will travel back in time, learning about the history of this beautiful landscape as you make your way around the Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Ground.

Discover the warrior leader laid to rest here at Sutton Hoo over one thousand years ago, surrounded by his golden treasures. Hear about the extraordinary original 1930s excavations and the people involved, all taking place at a time when Britain was on the brink of a war.

Please allow an hour and a quarter for the tour. Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear is recommended as the ground can be uneven in places. 

What can you see at Sutton Hoo?

The High Hall

Take a look around our exhibition hall, a great place to discover the unique history of Sutton Hoo and learn more about the early English people. Through changing exhibitions, we’ll be sharing much more about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and just how Sutton Hoo came to be such a significant place in English history. The High Hall will be re-opening in late June 2019.

Tranmer House

Tranmer House, the former home of Edith Pretty, will be transformed with a new exhibition exploring the people and stories behind the Sutton Hoo discovery. Discover all the different archaeology campaigns and techniques that have driven the ongoing discoveries at Sutton Hoo. Tranmer House will be re-opening in June 2019.

Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo
Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo in the sunlight
Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo

Self-guided tours

Prefer to do things at your own pace? Explore the mounds or house with your group in peace between tours, maybe combining a Guided Burial Mound tour with time to explore and do your own thing for the rest of the day.

Countryside Walks

Take a walk around our 250 acres of countryside. Stroll along our newly opened trail, River View Walk, exploring areas previously only accessible to the wildlife that lives here. Wind through the woodland surrounding the newly designed welcome buildings and carpark, picking out a new path amongst the trees. Along the way, the view opens up to show the stunning scenery of the river valley and neighbouring town of Woodbridge, sights extending miles over the Suffolk countryside and showing the importance of the connection of the Deben to the Sutton Hoo story.

Second-hand bookshop

Take a look around our newly refurbished second-hand bookshop, located inside the old stables. Browse our range of fiction and non-fiction second-hand books and find your next favourite read.

Enjoy a cup of tea

No visit to  Sutton Hoo would be complete without a cuppa! Take a moment to relax out on our café’s veranda, overlooking the stunning surrounding scenery of Sutton Hoo as you enjoy a slice of delicious slice of cake or a bowl of chef Ziggy's homemade soup. King's River Café is open all day. Both hot and cold lunches are served between 12pm and 2.30pm.

 

Make a booking

If you're interested in joining us as a group, please get in touch to let us know, so we can make arrangements for your visit. You can contact us via:

Telephone: 01394 389700
Email: lucy.wells@nationaltrust.org.uk


Group benefits

  • You can enjoy a reduced rate for groups of 15 people or more
  • We meet and greet coaches on arrival
  • National Trust Members get in free
  • There's free coach parking at the visitor centre

Access

  • Please be aware that the ground is uneven along the route to the Royal Burial Ground.
  • We have three outdoor mobility scooters and several indoor wheelchairs that you can book in advance.
  • Disabled toilets are available across the site.
  • All buildings are all on one level.
Sutton Hoo burial mound and tree at sunrise

Hoo's waking up...

As we near the completion of a multi-million pound project to transform your experience of visiting Sutton Hoo, we've thrown open the doors to brand new experiences in our High Hall exhibition hall and Tranmer House.
Keep reading to plan your visit and be amongst the first to explore a completely new way of discovering Sutton Hoo.